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Nichols: Manpower remains SPD's focus

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Staffing levels will remain Starkville Police Chief Frank Nichols' top priority as the city prepares its upcoming fiscal year budget.


No charges against MSU student

Posted 8/29/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As of Friday, no criminal charges had been filed against the 20-year-old detained on Mississippi State University's campus Thursday after officials received a tip about a possible active shooter near the Drill Field.


University: Nguyen will be charged with disorderly conduct

Posted 8/28/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A 20-year-old Mississippi State University freshman was detained and referred to mental health specialists Thursday after law enforcement agents locked down the campus and scoured the Drill Field for an armed suspect.


Sitel adding 500 jobs in Starkville

Posted 8/26/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Sitel, a customer service provider, will add 500 new jobs to its Starkville call center, the company announced Tuesday.


Carpenter ousts Crump; Haug heads to Nov. general election

Posted 8/26/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two-thirds of Oktibbeha County's justice court seats are now set after Larnzy Carpenter defeated long-serving District 2 Judge W. Bernard Crump in Tuesday's Democratic runoff election.


Holloway will return as SOCSD supe after suspension

Posted 8/25/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway will return to work Sept. 8 following a period of unpaid leave.


Higgins: New industrial park in works

Posted 8/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Golden Triangle Development LINK is narrowing the field of potential sites for a new Oktibbeha County industrial park, but CEO Joe Max Higgins says he expects land acquisition costs to drive the cost above the failed Innovation District's $10 million price tag.


Wiseman promises veto of board's insurance pick

Posted 8/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman will soon veto four aldermen's decision to choose the Integrity Group as the city's insurance agent of record Tuesday because the deal costs $149,000 more than the lowest submitted bid and is expected to drive up monthly out-of-pocket rates for employees.


Starkville aldermen raise sanitation fees

Posted 8/19/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An almost seven-hour Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting yielded motions to raise sanitation rates beginning Oct. 1 and place the city's entire parks and recreation department on probation.


Weaver-Reese resigns from school board

Posted 8/19/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District trustee Juliette Weaver-Reese resigned her post Tuesday after serving on the school board less than two years.


School board could decide Holloway's fate Monday

Posted 8/18/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District trustees could decide the fate of Superintendent Lewis Holloway's continued employment with the district in a special-call meeting Monday, said board President Eddie Myles.


Wynn to introduce new public comment resolution

Posted 8/17/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn will introduce a resolution requiring Starkville residents wishing to speak at board meetings to fill out an application for comment time.


Islamic Center closed until further notice

Posted 8/13/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's Islamic Center of Mississippi is closed.


Social media posts at heart of GTRA arrests

Posted 8/12/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As many Mississippians struggle to understand how two of their own could allegedly fall under the influence of radical extremists' messages, a Mississippi State University assistant professor of marketing says groups like the Islamic State group (IS) find recruiting success by selling their organization as a brand that can fill various voids in their lives.


Judge denies alleged IS supporters' bond

Posted 8/12/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A federal judge denied bail Tuesday for two Starkville residents accused of materially supporting a terrorist group.


Feds: Starkville duo planned to join ISIL

Posted 8/11/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Federal authorities say two people taken into custody at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport on Saturday intended to fly to the Middle East and join Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) operatives in Syria.


Election results unchanged after affidavits

The end results of Tuesday's Oktibbeha County Democratic and Republican primaries went unchanged after election officials added about 100 additional affidavit votes to the totals Wednesday.


SPD searching for armed robbery suspect

The Starkville Police Department is searching for an unidentified man who held up a gas station at gunpoint.


Second arrest made stemming from Central Ave. incident

Starkville police officers charged a second suspect with aggravated assault in connection with a July Central Avenue incident.


Randle holds constable seat, Williams re-elected

District 2 Constable Curtis Randle and District 5 Supervisor Joe Williams secured victories in Tuesday's Democratic primary and will return to their respective seats next term.



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